The University of Melbourne

Who are we?

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1^ in Australia. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

In the Master of Learning Intervention, which is the only of its kind in Australia, you’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts. As students of MGSE researchers, you’ll experience research-led learning, focusing on concepts and findings. As well as strong leaders and educators, the course has also been built for practical application in the real world.

^ QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education

About our program

We offer a Masters level postgraduate course Master of Learning Intervention with a specialisation in deaf education. This specialty course in deaf education enables you to acquire specialised knowledge in the development, assessment, and intervention of communication, spoken and signed languages and literacy. You will gain knowledge of listening development, audiological devices, and the impact of differing environments on learning along with an insight into the social and emotional wellbeing of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It is ideal for those interested in working as a Teacher of the Deaf in a mainstream setting or school for the deaf.

Part of the Master of Learning Intervention degree, the deaf education specialty course incorporates unique opportunities to learn from experts in deaf education, behaviour, autism, specific learning difficulties and disability. This multifaceted course provides Teachers of the Deaf with a holistic perspective and the ability to cater for all deaf children, including those with additional complex needs. For more information please visit the following website

Services we offer

Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. Scholarships, prizes, bursaries and grants can propel you to new heights and help you explore new opportunities.


This scholarship supports Master of Learning Intervention (Deaf Education) students to develop specialist skills and knowledge to become a teacher of the deaf. The scholarship is worth up to $12,000 in total across the two-year duration of the course.  Please note: this scholarship will next open for applications in October 2022 for the 2023 intake.  For more information and application details please view the Beth MacLaren Smallwood Scholarship


Please visit the Inclusive Education Initiative page for more information.

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